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					Privacy Policy – Google Privacy Center                                        http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html




         Privacy Center
         Privacy Policy
         Last modified: March 11, 2009 (view archived versions)

         At Google we recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products,
         services and websites offered by Google Inc. or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies except
         DoubleClick (DoubleClick Privacy Policy) and Postini (Postini Privacy Policy); collectively, Google’s
         “services.” In addition, where more detailed information is needed to explain our privacy practices,
         we post supplementary privacy notices to describe how particular services process personal
         information. These notices can be found in the Google Privacy Center.

         Google adheres to the US Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer,
         Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement, and is registered with the U.S. Department of
         Commerce’s Safe Harbor Program.

         If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our
         website or write to us at

         Privacy Matters
         c/o Google Inc.
         1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
         Mountain View, California, 94043
         USA

         Information we collect and how we use it

         We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any
         personal information to us, such as Google Search. In order to provide our full range of services,
         we may collect the following types of information:

               Information you provide – When you sign up for a Google Account or other Google service
               or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your
               name, email address and an account password). For certain services, such as our
               advertising programs, we also request credit card or other payment account information
               which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. We may combine the information
               you submit under your account with information from other Google services or third parties in
               order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For
               certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.
               Cookies – When you visit Google, we send one or more cookies – a small file containing a
               string of characters – to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser.
               We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences,
               improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends, such as how people
               search. Google also uses cookies in its advertising services to help advertisers and



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               publishers serve and manage ads across the web. We may set one or more cookies in your
               browser when you visit a website, including Google sites that use our advertising cookies,
               and view or click on an ad supported by Google’s advertising services.
               Log information – When you access Google services, our servers automatically record
               information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may
               include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type,
               browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may
               uniquely identify your browser.
               User communications – When you send email or other communications to Google, we may
               retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and
               improve our services.
               Affiliated Google Services on other sites – We offer some of our services on or through
               other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to Google
               in order to deliver the service. We process such information under this Privacy Policy. The
               affiliated sites through which our services are offered may have different privacy practices
               and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.
               Gadgets – Google may make available third party applications through its services. The
               information collected by Google when you enable a gadget or other application is processed
               under this Privacy Policy. Information collected by the application or gadget provider is
               governed by their privacy policies.
               Location data – Google offers location-enabled services, such as Google Maps for mobile. If
               you use those services, Google may receive information about your actual location (such as
               GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a
               location (such as a cell ID).
               Links – Google may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these
               links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search
               technology, customized content and advertising. Read more information about links and
               redirected URLs.
               Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies to Google services only. We do not exercise control
               over the sites displayed as search results, sites that include Google applications, products or
               services, or links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own
               cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

         Google only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy
         and/or the supplementary privacy notices for specific services. In addition to the above, such
         purposes include:

               Providing our services, including the display of customized content and advertising;
               Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
               Ensuring the technical functioning of our network;
               Protecting the rights or property of Google or our users; and
               Developing new services.

         You can find more information about how we process personal information by referring to the
         supplementary privacy notices for particular services.

         Google processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and in other
         countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country.
         We may process personal information to provide our own services. In some cases, we may
         process personal information on behalf of and according to the instructions of a third party, such
         as our advertising partners.


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         Choices for personal information

         When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal
         information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was
         collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

         If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this
         Privacy Policy and/or in the specific service privacy notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt
         out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive
         information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the
         supplementary service privacy notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.

         Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all
         cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Google features and services
         may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

         Google uses the DoubleClick advertising cookie on AdSense partner sites and certain Google
         services to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web. You can view,
         edit, and manage your ads preferences associated with this cookie by accessing the Ads
         Preferences Manager. In addition, you may choose to opt out of the DoubleClick cookie at any
         time by using DoubleClick’s opt-out cookie.

         You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Google may
         not be able to provide those services to you.

         Information sharing

         Google only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Google in
         the following limited circumstances:

               We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal
               information.
               We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted
               businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We
               require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in
               compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security
               measures.
               We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information
               is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or
               enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including
               investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud,
               security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of
               Google, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

         If Google becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its
         assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions
         and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different
         privacy policy.

         We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as
         the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked



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         on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

         Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions about the management or use
         of personal data.

         Information security

         We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized
         alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection,
         storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to
         guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

         We restrict access to personal information to Google employees, contractors and agents who
         need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These
         individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including
         termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

         Data integrity

         Google processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in
         accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our
         data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process
         the personal information needed to provide or improve our services or as otherwise permitted
         under this Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is
         accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal
         information whenever necessary.

         Accessing and updating personal information

         When you use Google services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your
         personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your
         request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We
         ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed,
         corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests
         that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize
         the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning
         information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case
         where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except
         if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures
         to access, correct or delete users’ personal information. We provide the details for these
         procedures in the specific privacy notices or FAQs for these services.

         Enforcement

         Google regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any
         questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or Google’s treatment of personal information
         by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at

         Privacy Matters
         c/o Google Inc.



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         1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
         Mountain View, California, 94043
         USA

         When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is Google’s policy to contact the
         complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory
         authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the
         transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Google and an individual.

         Changes to this Privacy Policy

         Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights
         under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be
         minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are
         significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email
         notification of Privacy Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the
         top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an
         archive for your review.

         If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to
         contact us any time through this web site or at

         Privacy Matters
         c/o Google Inc.
         1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
         Mountain View, California, 94043
         USA
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